Dear Fatty [NOOK Book]

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With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French shows just how an RAF girl from the West Country with dreams of becoming a ballerina/air hostess/bridesmaid/thief rose to become one of the best-loved actresses of our time. Here she reveals the people, experiences and obsessions that have influenced her and, for the first time, shares the experience of losing her beloved dad and later finding a tip-topmost chap in Lenny Henry.



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Dear Fatty

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Overview

With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French shows just how an RAF girl from the West Country with dreams of becoming a ballerina/air hostess/bridesmaid/thief rose to become one of the best-loved actresses of our time. Here she reveals the people, experiences and obsessions that have influenced her and, for the first time, shares the experience of losing her beloved dad and later finding a tip-topmost chap in Lenny Henry.



From hailing the virtues of grandmas, David Cassidy and stealing, to describing the highs and lows of family and friendship, Dear Fatty reveals the surprising life behind the smile.



'heavens, she's a funny lady. I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh so much' Sunday Telegraph



'For all her honesty, anyone hoping for a light-hearted romp will be delighted ... While her charm shines throughout, the more intense moments stay with you in a way that most celeb autobiographies can only strive for' Sunday Express



'A national treasure ...this is an original book, and will delight her fans and, indeed, anyone with a sense of humour' Mail on Sunday



'Anyone preparing for another dry, identikit celebrity autobiography is going to be delighted by these hilarious memoirs ... she recounts amusing mishaps, alongside teenage love letters and heartbreakingly honest accounts of the rawer side of her life, which ... provide many revelations' She

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"Something of a revelation . . . in among the the gags and photos of her bare bosom, there is intellectual rigor and real emotional intelligence . . . I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh so much."  —Sunday Telegraph

"Loyal, self-deprecating and garrulous, French’s story makes for entertaining reading . . . this is an original book, and will delight her fans and, indeed anyone with a sense of humor."  —Mail on Sunday

"Well written, warm and funny."  —Sunday Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448106578
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 105,488
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Dawn French was born in Wales in 1957. She trained to be a drama teacher at London's Central School of Speech and Drama where she met Jennifer Saunders. Dawn French has numerous television credits to her name, the most notable of which is her role in The Vicar of Dibley. In 2014 she is embarking on her first ever solo tour, entitled 30 Million Minutes.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    Wonderful Read!!

    Hilarious and touching at the same time. Definately would recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    If you love Dawn French, as I do, then you will love this book! It is both poignant and hilarious as she looks back at some of the people and experiences who make her who she is.

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